Accountants' commitment to their profession: multiple dimensions of professional commitment and opportunities for future research

Hall, Matthew, Smith, David and Langfield-Smith, Kim (2005) Accountants' commitment to their profession: multiple dimensions of professional commitment and opportunities for future research. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 17 1: 89-109.

Author Hall, Matthew
Smith, David
Langfield-Smith, Kim
Title Accountants' commitment to their profession: multiple dimensions of professional commitment and opportunities for future research
Journal name Behavioral Research in Accounting   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-4753
1558-8009
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 89
End page 109
Total pages 21
Place of publication Sarasota, United States
Publisher American Accounting Association
Language eng
Abstract Professional commitment (PC) refers to attachments that individuals form to their profession and has been linked to outcomes such as improved job satisfaction and reduced likelihood of leaving the profession (Harrell et al. 1986; Meixner and Bline 1989). Recent arguments in the organizational behavior literature have emphasized the importance of developing a more complete understanding of PC (Irving et al. 1997; Meyer and Allen 1997). Research has demonstrated empirically the existence of multiple dimensions of PC and found that they relate differently to important affective and behavioral outcomes (Meyer et al. 1993; Irving et al. 1997). Despite these developments, no published studies have examined the existence and/or effects of multiple dimensions of accountants' PC. This paper reviews the literature to identify important antecedents and outcomes of accountants' PC. Opportunities for future research that incorporate a multidimensional view of accountants' PC are presented.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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